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The troubles are not yet over for Republicans in North Carolina’s 9th District, where state election officials nullified the 2018 midterm results and called for a new election after finding evidence that the GOP congressional candidate’s campaign engaged in rampant election fraud.

In fact, the problems for those North Carolina Republicans may just be getting started — because federal investigators are now probing the fraud, a local North Carolina television station reportedon Monday.

A grand jury has been convened, according to the report, and the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section has now issued at least three subpoenas in the case.

Those who received subpoenas include:

  • The campaign of Mark Harris, the GOP nominee in the 2018 House race.
  • McCrae Dowless, the man accused of carrying out the election fraud for Harris’ campaign. Dowless was arrested at the end of February and indicted on multiple charges related to the election fraud, which involved illegally collecting absentee ballots and either altering them or discarding them.
  • The North Carolina State Board of Elections, which is required to produce “all documents related to the investigation of election irregularities affecting counties within the 9th Congressional District.” The NCSBOE conducted its own investigation of the fraud — which led to its decision to hold new elections — and thus would have documents and evidence relevant to federal investigators.

Republicans, for their part, have mostly been silent on their party’s election fraud.

And if they haven’t been silent, they’ve been twisting the facts of the case to blame the fraud on Democrats. Of course, Democrats had nothing to do with the fact that Republicans in North Carolina tried to steal an election.

In one instance, the state Republican Party even tried to raise money off the fraud.

Now, however, Republicans will have to campaign in a new election in the 9th District under a cloud of federal investigation. We’ll soon see how they’ll try to spin that.

 

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eff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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